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Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Family Promise is a collaboration of faith communities and organizations in Missoula, who assist families with children experiencing homelessness as they regain housing, while maintaining their independence and dignity. Participation in this network offers an opportunity for community volunteers to compassionately transform lives. This program is jointly operated with the YWCA at the Family Housing Center, The Meadowlark, 1800 South 3rd St West.


Volunteers are the heart of Family Promise.  There are many ways to be involved.  Check out the detailed job descriptions for each volunteer role. 

Volunteer during Rotations

 Weekly rotations run from Monday through Sunday and include providing dinner, laundry,  and front desk coverage. In order to ensure the safety of our guests staying inside the Family Housing Center/Meadowlark Shelter, background checks are required of all staff and volunteers who work inside the Meadowlark Shelter. 

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  • Donate gas cards/gift cards - provide gas and gift cards to assist families who need immediate assistance. The Director monitors the distribution. 

  • Donate green salad, fruit and desserts to complement the meal which is prepared at the Poverello.  Salads and desserts need to be purchased or prepared on-site.  

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(5:00- 7:30 pm)  Prepare salads, veggies or fruit, serve dinner, wash dishes and clean up the kitchen.  

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Evening Host

(8:00- 10:00 pm) - provide front desk security to residents accessing the Family Housing Center.  


Be on call to do laundry (bedding and towels) when families leave the Family Housing Center. 

Other Volunteer Opportunities


Family Promise and the YWCA are partnering to seek volunteers to help keep children and their families engaged.  Volunteers are needed to support the YWCA’s Youth Advocates as they lead weekly fun activities with our kids and families! The activities range from board games to baking to arts & crafts, so there’s something for everyone.


We are also looking for volunteers to come lead Story Time on Tuesday evenings.  Bring your own books or read some of the books available at the Y.  


Provide direct support to individuals and families seeking housing, as either a “Walk-In” volunteer or HAN advocate through MIC.     If interested contact Zeke Campfield at 

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